Robot-assisted Bricker ileoureteral anastomosis during intracorporeal laparoscopic ileal conduit urinary diversion for prostatocutaneous fistula: case report.

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Journal Article

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The da Vinci robot is useful during minimally invasive surgery in performing intracorporeal suturing. We report one case of its application during laparoscopic ileal conduit urinary diversion for prostatocutaneous fistula. METHODS: A 58-year-old paraplegic man with a neurogenic bladder and bowel and a long history of urinary incontinence developed a prostatocutaneous fistula after numerous procedures to correct the incontinence. He underwent laparoscopic ileal conduit urinary diversion to improve his quality of life. The da Vinci robot was used to perform the ileoureteral anastomosis. RESULTS: The operative time was 10 hours. The estimated blood loss was <100 mL. There were no intraoperative complications. The patient was started on a clear liquid diet on postoperative day 3. There was no narcotic use because of the patient's neurologic status. The patient was discharged home on day 6. CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic urinary diversion remains a technically challenging procedure. The da Vinci robot is useful during laparoscopic ileal conduit construction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yohannes, P; Khan, A; Francis, K; Sudan, R

Published Date

  • April 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 269 - 272

PubMed ID

  • 15225393

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15225393

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0892-7790

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/089277904773582886

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States